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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
412 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila
Highlands/Black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black
Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
Southern Tularosa Basin-West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500
Feet-Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-East Slopes Sacramento
Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-
Eastern/Central El Paso County-Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco
Mountains-Salt Basin-Southern Hudspeth Highlands-Rio Grande Valley
of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-Rio Grande Valley of
Eastern Hudspeth County-
412 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
New Mexico, southwest New Mexico, and southwest Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Very windy mainly during the afternoon and evening with winds
gusting around 50 to 60 mph. Blowing dust will reduce the visibility
to less than a mile over a few areas including along Interstate 10
between El Paso and Las Cruces and also around Deming and Lordsburg
resulting in dangerous driving conditions. The high winds and low
humidity will also create critical fire weather conditions over some

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Windy Friday with winds gusting around 40 mph.

Possibly breezy to windy with a few lowland rain and high mountain
snow showers Tuesday and Wednesday.


Spotter activation will not be needed.



Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
356 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Eddy County Plains-
Northern Lea County-Central Lea County-Southern Lea County-Gaines-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Pecos-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-Terrell-Guadalupe Mountains-
356 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 /256 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast New
Mexico, southwest Texas and western Texas.


Strong winds and extremely critical fire weather conditions expected
by this afternoon. A Red Flag Warning is in effect this afternoon
and evening for all of Southeast New Mexico and much of West Texas,
mainly west of the Pecos.

Thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and tonight, along and
east of a Hobbs to Fort Stockton line. Any storms that develop will
be accompanied by frequent lightning, gusty winds, and small hail. A
few storms may become severe, with damaging winds and large hail.

Strong southwest to west winds are expected in the Guadalupe, Davis,
and Apache Mountains, as well as on the adjacent plains.  This
includes portions of the Permian Basin and Western Low Rolling
Plains. A High Wind Warning is in effect this afternoon and tonight.
Elsewhere, breezy conditions are anticipated, and a Wind Advisory is
in effect.


Strong west winds are expected to continue in the Guadalupe
Mountains Friday. A High Wind Warning is in effect.

Critical fire weather conditions will be possible again Friday,
across all areas. A Fire Weather Watch is effect. Sunday, critical
fire weather conditions will be possible in the Guadalupe Mountains.


Spotter activation may be necessary through tonight mainly for the
Permian Basin and Lower Trans Pecos.

This product, along with other watches, warnings, advisories,
and statements issued by the National Weather Service Office in
Midland, can be found on the internet at...

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
621 AM MST Thu Mar 23 2017

Kaibab Plateau-Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country-
Coconino Plateau-Yavapai County Mountains-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas Hwy 264 Northward-Chinle Valley-
Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau-
Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County-
Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County-
Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County-
Western Mogollon Rim-Eastern Mogollon Rim-White Mountains-
Northern Gila County-Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-
Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons-Black Mesa Area-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264-
621 AM MST Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for Apache...Coconino...
Northern Gila...Navajo...and Yavapai Counties in Northern

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A weather system will move slowly across Arizona today, then east
of the state by mid evening. A band of rain and snow will move
across central and eastern Arizona this morning, with moderate
snow accumulations above 6500 feet. Showers will redevelop this
afternoon over much of northern Arizona, with snow levels near
6000 feet. Most areas above 6000 feet will see only localized
light accumulation of up to an inch or two, though persistent
showers could affect isolated areas resulting in heavier amounts.
Winter driving conditions will affect many areas above 6000 feet
this morning, with more localized and brief winter driving
conditions this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...Another
weather disturbance could bring additional light showers on
Saturday with snow levels in the 7000 to 8000 foot range. Fair
weather returns Sunday, then more unsettled conditions are
possible early next work week.


Spotters are encouraged to report significant weather according to
standard operating procedures.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
425 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
425 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon for the Sangre De
Cristos...the northeast and east central plains where low humidities
combined with strong winds and above normal temperatures will create
critical fire weather conditions.

A storm system deepening across the Great Basin will arrive in New
Mexico today strengthening as it crosses the state before departing
Friday. Strong to damaging southwest winds are anticipated this
afternoon until sunset across much of central and eastern New Mexico.
Rain and mountain snow will favor the western and northern mountains

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Temperatures will turn cooler with lingering snow showers across the
northern mountains and persistent strong winds central and east on
Friday. Activity will gradually taper down Friday evening as the
system exits to the east. Two more upper level systems will bring
windier, wetter and cooler conditons to New Mexico Saturday night and
Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.



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